whale on

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To beat heavily on anything.
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The wrench wouldn’t budge, even though Tony was just whaling on it with a big old sledge hammer.

Submitted on August 09, 2009

Additional definitions for 'whale on':

whale onTo strike an opponent heavily and repeatedly in a fight.
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  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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